After a rare three-game losing streak, the Huskies (16-5, 6-2 West Suburban Silver) have responded with six wins in a row, outscoring their opponents 72-9.
In recent games, OPRF defeated highly-regarded Penn from Indiana 5-2 on Saturday. Winning pitcher Taylor Divello (8-2) threw a complete-game four-hitter. Fiona Girardot went 4-for-4 with an RBI, while Nellie Kamenitsa-Hale (2-for-4, 2 RBIs), Maeve Nelson (1-for-4, RBI) and Annie Deamer-Nagle (1-for-3, RBI) contributed as well.
In conference action, the Huskies routed Proviso West 19-0 and Glenbard West 11-1 in five innings.
Against Proviso West, Mary Jones had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two homers, three runs scored and five RBIs. Maeve Ryan (HR, 3 RBIs), Jaelyn Brown and Emily Soto had three hits apiece. Zoe Prouty (5-0) picked up the win with six strikeouts in three innings. Reliever Cassie Metzger finished off the combined no-hitter with five punchouts over two innings of work.
Carli Tucci knocked in three runs and scored twice against Glenbard West. Maddi Grant went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Deamer-Nagle chipped in two hits and scored twice. Divello allowed one earned run and three hits with seven strikeouts to notch the victory.
Fenwick boys water polo
The host Friars (22-8) fell one win shy of winning the Metro Catholic Athletic Conference Championship. Loyola Academy edged Fenwick 11-8 in the championship match. After the Friars took a 2-1 lead after one quarter, the Ramblers responded by outscoring Fenwick 9-5 through the middle quarters en route to victory. Ramses Flores led Fenwick with three goals and two assists, while Payton Comstock had two goals and an assist.
“We came out strong vs. Loyola but lost the momentum during the second and third quarters,” Fenwick coach Kyle Perry said. “It was a very physical game, but the boys did not back down. We are playing very streaky right now. There is a lot of work to be done, but we’re looking forward to the IHSA playoffs.”
In earlier rounds of the MCAC tourney, Fenwick crushed De La Salle 25-2 in the quarterfinals and rallied to defeat St. Ignatius 11-9 in the semifinals.
Regarding All-MCAC selections, the Friars’ Comstock, Flores and Alejandro Perez made the first team, while Dan Lynch and Ivan Soto earned second-team recognition.
OPRF girls water polo
The Huskies split a pair of matches at the West Suburban Conference tournament hosted by Lyons Township. In an 18-5 win over Hinsdale South, Nell Behr led OPRF in scoring with four goals. Bennett Gloor and Mary Vanek added three goals apiece, while Jenna Somberg and Lizzy Silber each scored twice. Goalie Sydney Mosher had nine saves in the cage.
Gloor scored three goals, with Silber and Vanek chipping in one each, in a 6-5 loss against York; Mosher recorded nine saves against the Dukes.
Julia Thomason, Maggie Andries, Greta Drane and Natalia Nikolic also contributed for OPRF with a goal each at the tournament.
Fenwick boys volleyball
Fenwick defeated visiting Latin in three sets. Jack Kenny had 15 kills and Kevin Johnson dished out 31 assists, while Avyn Alairys played well defensively with five blocks. The Friars host St. Laurence on Thursday, May 10 (6 p.m.).